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Cream to stop swimmig pool water making eczema worse?

(11 Posts)
nobodysfool Thu 06-Oct-11 18:05:32

DS has just started swimming lessons an hour after his first lesson it beacme really imflamed and sore.Next morning he was covered in it.Can you suggest a cream or something that will help? Is there a special barrier cream for swimming?
Thanks.

sybilvimes Thu 06-Oct-11 18:09:18

Ds used hydromol as an emollient for his eczema, and we put a good layer of it over his skin before he went swimming to protect it.

It did make him slippery for his teacher to grasp but it helped a lot with the eczema itself. It is a very thick oil based moisturiser, so it worked well for this.

nobodysfool Thu 06-Oct-11 18:21:34

lovely thanks i will look into it.

freefrommum Thu 06-Oct-11 18:58:55

We do the same with 50/50 emollient - it's like runny vaseline and creates a waterproof barrier for the skin. I think it's also quite a lot cheaper to buy than hydromol (although we get it free on prescription).

member Thu 06-Oct-11 19:15:03

We use Epaderm, it looks just like vaseline!

EldonAve Thu 06-Oct-11 19:26:17

I always gave mine extra piriton on the day of swimming

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Thu 06-Oct-11 19:32:48

Our eczema specialist nurse recommended Emolin spray. It's v easy to get on and isn't floppy like Epaderm etc

nobodysfool Fri 07-Oct-11 07:46:57

brilliant suggestions will look intot them all.Thank you.

ChocaMum Fri 07-Oct-11 21:21:51

We apply a thick layer of epaderm and then our DD wears an eczema suit over it which is like an all in one swimming outfit. It just keeps the cream on the skin better so it doesn't get washed off as easily, and stops DD from being very slippery.

Jostones Fri 07-Oct-11 21:26:29

We use emulsifying ointment (very thick and greasy) then we put him in a uv suit to avoid him being slippy to hold. It has worked really well and I noticed a real difference when I put it on after I'd put his nappy on one time. He was really rashy where I had missed under his nappy

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Fri 07-Oct-11 21:49:34

I meant gloopy, not floppy, btw! grin

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